SB2030 Training informationUnderstanding the Changes in the Materials Section of the B3 Sustainable Building Guidelines

The Center for Sustainable Building Research is offering a three-part workshop series examines how to meet the requirements of the newly revised Materials section of the B3 Guidelines. All Minnesota state-bonded projects — new and substantially renovated — that have not already started the Schematic Design Phase on July 1, 2017 are required to meet the newly revised B3 Guidelines. Please register HERE. The cost is $100 per session or $275 for the series of three sessions.

SESSION 1: Overview of B3 Version 3.0 Changes and Guidelines I2: No or Very Low Emitting Materials and M1b: Environmental Product Declarations

     Instructors: Pat Smith and Richard Strong, Center for Sustainable Building Research
     Date: January 6th 2017, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
     Location: 330 Bruininks Hall
                   222 Pleasant St S
                   Minneapolis, MN 55455
     Course number: B3MAT-1, 4 AIA HSW LU

Session description
This session will outline all of the changes in the materials and indoor environmental quality guidelines and provide an in-depth look at two of the product selection-related requirements. One portion of the education session will focus on indoor environmental quality issues and the selection of low-emitting materials, including the use of the CompAIR tool. The other portion of the education session will outline the new requirement for Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

 

SESSION 2: Guideline M1a: Whole Building Life cycle Assessment and Guideline M4: Health

     Instructors: Rolf Jacobson, Pat Smith and Richard Strong, Center for Sustainable Building Research
     Date: February 3, 2017, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
     Location: 56 Rapson Hall
                   89 Church St SE
                   Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Course number: B3MAT-2, 4 AIA HSW LU

Session description
This session will discuss changes to the Whole Building LCA requirement in B3 Guidelines Version 3.0 and introduce the new guideline M4: Health. Whole building life-cycle assessment methods will be introduced, including demonstrations of both the life cycle assessment tools currently accepted by the B3 Guidelines: Athena Impact Estimator and Tally. Additional guidance on how to develop a reference building and meet the mandatory 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the selection of materials and building systems will be provided. Guideline M4: Health will be introduced, along with the process of selecting and specifying GreenScreen Benchmark-1 chemical-free products using available databases.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

 

SESSION 3: Guideline M2: Environmentally Preferable Materials and M3: Waste Reduction and Management

     Instructors: John Carmody,Pat Smith and Richard Strong, Center for Sustainable Building Research
     Date: March 3, 2017, 2016, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
     Location: 412 Bruininks Hall
                   222 Pleasant St SE
                   Minneapolis, MN 55455
   Course number: B3MAT-3, 4 AIA HSW LU

Session description
This session will describe the changes in both the guideline M2: Environmentally Preferable Materials and the guideline M3 Waste Reduction and Management. Example calculations for salvaged, recycled, reused, renewable and bio-based materials will be shown and their applicability to meeting the new guidelines will be discussed. Material Conservation and Waste Management Plan requirements will be reviewed, and the Operations Waste Reduction methods and requirements will be reviewed. Space and other design requirements for recycling and distribution areas will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

For questions regarding the courses, please contact Richard Strong, stron081@umn.edu or 612-624-7327.